Carrot-Cake Bars

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Makes: 36 bars

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

Nonstick cooking spray

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup packed brown sugar

3/4 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 cup slightly beaten egg whites (7 or 8 egg whites)

1/2 cup applesauce

1/2 cup cooking oil

3 cups finely shredded carrot

2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Coat a 15-by-10-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda.

  3. In a medium bowl, stir together egg whites, applesauce and oil. Stir into flour mixture. Stir in shredded carrot.

  4. Spread batter in the prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.

  5. In a medium bowl, beat together sifted powdered sugar and cream cheese until smooth.

  6. Spread frosting over the carrot cake; slice into 36 bars.

Nutrition facts per bar:

125 calories, 2 g protein, 21 g carbohydrates, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat)

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